Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire B&Bs targeted in mobile phone scam

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Image caption A man has booked rooms at B&Bs to have parcels delivered

A mobile phone sales scam targeting Hampshire bed and breakfasts is being investigated.

There have been more than 20 reports of a man booking a room, having a parcel delivered then leaving without staying.

It appears the parcels contain mobile phones ordered for contracts set up using unknowing victims' details.

Police said a 37-year-old man from London has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of fraud. They warned B&Bs to be vigilant.

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